US President Barack Obama will seek hundreds of millions of dollars to fund the new personalized medicine initiative he announced in his State of the Union address last week, the New York Times reports.

Such a program would bring about "a new era of medicine  —  one that delivers the right treatment at the right time," Obama said in his speech.

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